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ERIC Number: ED550596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-8112-0
Transformational Leadership Related to School Climate
McCarley, Troy A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston, Clear Lake
This study examined the relationship between teacher perceptions of the degree to which a principal displays the factors of transformational leadership (idealized attributes, idealized behaviors, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulations, and individual considerations) and the perceived school climate (supportive principal behavior, directive principal behavior, engaged teacher behavior, frustrated teacher behavior, and intimate teacher behavior). This study consisted of two constructs: (a) transformational leadership and (b) school climate. Transformational leadership is the ability to restructure a school through developing a shared vision, distributing leadership, and empowering teachers and students to positively change academically while building a school climate that will promote successful academic improvement. The "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" (MLQ-5X) was used to measure the teacher perceptions of the degree to which a principal displays the factors of a transformational leader (Avolio & Bass, 1995). School climate is defined as the personality of a school and was measured utilizing the "Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire for Secondary Schools" (OCDQ-RS) based upon teacher perceptions (Hoy, Tarter, & Kottkamp, 1991). Data was collected from 486 participants representing five high schools in a large urban school district in southeast Texas. Of the 486 participants, 87 were deleted due to submitting incomplete surveys; leaving a total of 399 qualified participants. Quantitative analysis demonstrated that there was a significant relationship between five transformational leadership factors and three school climate dimensions. Hierarchical linear modeling revealed 15 significant (p < 0.05) correlations between the MLQ-5X factors and the OCDQ-RS dimensions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire; Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire